Master of Professional Studies in Addictions Counseling

At a Glance

Level | Master's
Credits | 30
Degree Requirements | Core Courses
Format | Day, evening, online
Admission | March 1 for fall; October 1 for spring

The evolution of substance abuse counseling from an intuitive, layperson endeavor to an evidence­-based practice has been remarkable. Advancements in neuroscience, pharmacotherapy, and clinical practices have expanded the body of research in the field and made it even more critical for counselors to stay informed.

The MPS in Addictions Counseling (ADDC) provides a rigorous, applied clinical program that meets the up-to-date education and training needs of individuals new to the profession, as well as those with an allied license (MSW, LP, LPC, LMFT) seeking to acquire the LADC.

Why Choose the MPS in Addictions Counseling?

  • Faculty include distinguished educators, clinicians, and public policy advocates.
  • Courses use a "case based" learning approach to enhance practical and applied understanding of counseling theories and techniques.
  • Knowledge and skills related to co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders are integrated throughout the curriculum.
  • Curricula and instruction are based on current knowledge concerning the counseling needs of a diverse society.
  • Program fulfills Minnesota’s Licensed Alcohol and Drug (MNLADC) educational requirements.
  • Classes are offered evenings, weekends, day, hybrid, and online.

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